2001 Mitsubishi Galant

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2001 Mitsubishi Galant 4-door sedan
1999 Mitsubishi Galant shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1999-2003 models

Tested vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4-door

The Mitsubishi Galant was redesigned for the 1999 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head moved down and toward the driver door. Then its head moved up, hitting the B-pillar and head restraint.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

Moderate footwell intrusion contributed to the possibility of right leg injury.

Mitsubishi improved the 1999 Galant's rear bumper system, reducing damage in the rear-into-pole test from $1,651 (1995 model) to only $250.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF98019
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 17
Left (cm) 22
Center (cm) 25
Right (cm) 21
Brake pedal (cm) 23
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 7
Right (cm) 7
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 8
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF98019
Head
HIC-15 336
Peak gs at hard contact 18
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 18
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.3
Femur force - right (kN) 1.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.59
Maximum tibia index - right 0.67
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 112
Right 142

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted